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Velvet and Fur


I quite like the fact that velvet is back in fashion, although I’m yet to find my perfect piece of velvet attire!

I really like this dress, but the cut out back puts me off because it just makes underwear an issue!

How gorgeous is this body?! I love it, and if I had the figure I think i’d definitely buy it! (Black velvet pinstud body Topshop £38) http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=3962888&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

Wear with some highwaisted shorts like these ones for a high impact outfit.

Winter love mini shorts (£77 French Connection) http://www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections+Shorts/79NA6/Winter+Love+Mini+Shorts.htm?rand=755220&ccch=gbp

Topshop have some lovely velvet pieces at the moment:

Petite velvet tuck shift dress (£50) (available in tall as well)


Velvet heart back prom dress by dress up for Topshop (£55)

For a more subtle nod to the velvet trend try these pretty pink velvet bangles:

Fabric Chain Velvet Bangle Pack

Fabric chain velvet bangle pack (£18.50)  http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=3596419&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

This cute velvet bag is great for a night out and comes in a range of colours. Velvet bow chain bag (£25) http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2648623&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

I don’t think this section would be complete without a set of killer velvet heels!

Strut metal heel platform shoes (£65)

Now onto FUR.

There are so many lovely and cosy faux fur jackets in the shops at the moment so here are just a few of my favourites:

Coco fur £80 from AWear  http://www.awear.com/party-wear/coco-fur/invt/10600964champagne/

Print Mia fur coat £80 (AWear) http://www.awear.com/party-wear/print-mia-fur-coat/invt/10600971print/

How adorable is this?!! ASOS faux fur leopard hooded coat with ears £80 http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Faux-Fur-Leopard-Hooded-Coat-With-Ears/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1723165&SearchQuery=faux%20fur%20coat&Rf-800=-1,100&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Natural


Camel (Stone ) Animal Print Faux Fur Jacket | 227460817 | New LookAnimal print faux fur jacket. £44.99 New Look




Why is it that the majority of really pretty and stylish heels are ridiculously high!! Not all of us are petite (and able to walk in heels of such a great height without breaking our necks!) I’ve found loads of on-trend glitter heels but don’t fancy adding 4 inches or more to my height, as I’m 5’8″ already. I feel that a lot of shoe manufacturers don’t cater for us taller ladies, ok yes maybe I should embrace my height but it’s a little depressing when you go out and the men are considerably shorter than you! But that’s not the main reason- really high shoes are often pretty hard to walk in and leave you in pain at the end of the night! Now I know it sounds like I’m whinging but I’m just frustrated- I love wearing heels and they make me feel feminine and sexy but finding comfortable on-trend heels that aren’t too high is a pretty hard task. I’ve been looking just now and have found my favourite shoes (I will never purchase them, mostly because of the height but also because of what the purchase would do to my bank balance. Oh well, a girl can dream…)

So here they are- my top bling shoes:

1) Bling D glitter court shoe by DUNE. £85





2) ASOS Pump It Up glitter platform court shoe

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-PUMP-IT-UP-Glitter-Platform-Court Shoe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1702283&SearchQuery=glitter%20heels&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Glitter

3) Guess Blue by Carvela/Kurt Geiger £120








And saving the best (and highest!) until last…

4) Glam by Carvela/ Kurt Geiger £120